Mariah Heck

Our mission is to cultivate proficient harp music artistry in a comfortable, inspiring, community environment

Headed into our 19th season, The Midwest Harp Festival is held at the University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performance Center every summer, and it is a  unique experience, because it is open to students and harpists of all ages and experience levels. It is an opportunity for harpists to come together, take a break from the stress of life, and simply enjoy being harpists together. Fun activities are offered in addition to the musical experience as well, making the Midwest Harp Festival a truly communal experience.

The Midwest Harp Festival is not only relaxing, but it is inspiring as well.  The week-long event includes morning ensemble rehearsals, a morning segment featuring the music sold in our store, afternoon workskhops, a solo competition, teen and young adult activities, and 4 public concerts.  A special guest artist is featured every year, showing harpists of all experience levels what is possible through diligence and steady practice. The competition is offered to allow advanced harpists in multiple levels to be challenged in their skills, and to allow the less experienced harpists to see what they might become.

Harpists have come from across the country and around the world to participate in this delightful week of true immersion into the spirit of the harp.

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Daily Schedule 2018

Workshops 2018

Our Faculty and Staff

Our 2018 Guest Artist – Frank Voltz

The Lorton Performance Center at TU

The Midwest Harp Festival does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, performers, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.